Join me for a day of hands-on Photography and photoshop learning!
Everyone participating in both Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 will receive a small goodie bag with free downloads and small favors!
Join Wurmwood Photography for a day of hands-on learning!
With professional models, designer wardrobe & styling, different scenes/backdrops, and varying different lighting setups, you’ll learn fun new ways to photograph creatively and leave with unbelievable images for your portfolio. Just bring your camera, lenses, & cards; everything else is provided! Join me for Part Two (bring your laptops!) and edit alongside me as I share tips and experiment on the spot, and get one on one help with your culling and editing.
Photography, posing, lighting.
ONLY 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE
3 Models, 3 scenes, 3 lighting setups.
Photograph professional models with the use of strobes and various modifiers.
Photograph alongside your instructor, then enjoy free-shooting time with the models and scenes.
Lunch & snacks provided.
Bring your camera, lenses, & SD cards, everything else is provided.
(1.4hr breaks | 4.6hr work time)
The workshop will feature three different models, each expertly styled and paired with lovely setups/backdrops. As we work through each model, we will be playing with a different lighting setup. After instruction and showing you how I’ve set up, you’ll each have a chance to photograph the model in the scene with the lighting setup, with 1 on 1 help from me while you shoot! After everyone has had a turn, we’ll move on to the second model and setup, and the same cycle with repeat until we have finished with all three sets/models. Once we’re done with our setups, everyone will be set free to create and experiment. Pull a model from one setup into another, change gel colors, and play around with our accessories, headpieces, and even wings! I’ll be available the whole time to help you with settings, lights, and anything else you need.
WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
-How to use strobes for portraits, and three different strobe setups.
-Modifiers, reflectors, snoots, gobos, grids, and more.
-How to balance ambient/continuous light with strobes.
-How to pose models, and some posing mistakes to avoid.
-How to work with gels & color theory in selecting gel colors.
-Basic photography rules, and when to break them.
- Using Vflats to block/bounce lights.
10am – Doors open, model arrivals, snacks served.
10:30a – Opening chat
10:45a – Photographing first model/setup
11:30a – Break
11:45a – Photographing second model/setup
12:30p – Break
12:45p – Chat
1:00p – Lunch
1:45p – Photographing 3rd model/setup.
2:30p – Free shooting
4:00p – Part 1 ends.
4:00p – Cleaning/Reset room, half hr break for pt.2 attendants.
Photoshop & Editing
ONLY 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Join me after Part 1 to watch me cull images taken that day, and then edit a few.
Bring your laptop and edit alongside me.
Experiment with different editing techniques and talk about Photoshop.
Have me there to help and advise you during your edits.
Plus, an EXTRA photoshoot with an extravagant scene, an amazing model, and designer wardrobe.
Dinner & snacks provided.
4.2 hour course
WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
-SECTION BEING ADDED SOON!
4:30p – Part 2 begins.
4:30p – Opening chat
4:40p – Loading/culling images, chatting. Selecting based on focus, composition, catchlights, pose, etc.
5:10p – Editing Basics – Cleaning up lines, skin retouching & frequency separation, blemish removal, stray hairs, etc.
5:40p – Break & Dinner
6:15p – Editing & experimenting. Playing with colors, layers, layer masks, etc.
7:00p - Break
7:15p – Extra Shoot
7:45p – Free shoot, play around with different headpieces, accessories, gel colors, etc.
8:45p – Pt. 2 ends, cleanup.
9pm – Doors close.
Models & Setups
Set 1 (10:45a)
Classically styled, soft & painterly, natural/neutral tones, lovely gown, old master’s backdrop. Classic clamshell lighting with a large, soft modifier. Simple lighting setup where the focus is on your settings and camera work. Shooting in wider apertures, bouncing light, getting eyes tack-sharp, working in portrait distances (35mm, 85mm, etc.)
Set 2 (11:45a)
Wearing a long red/glittery ballgown.
Bold styled. Gels, lots of hard lighting, snoots, grids, colorful. A more extreme lighting setup, where the focus is balancing multiple lights to make a scene. Shooting in higher/smaller apertures to get more of an image/scene in focus. Getting more creative with lens choices, such as wide angles for portraits.
Set 4 (7:15p)
[Only for Pt. 2 Participants]
Will be wearing giant golden wings, an extravagant headpiece, and a suit of armor shot against the giant stained-glass window.
Conceptually styled, mixing both classic looks with bold shooting techniques.
Backlighting the scene with gels, using bounce light with Vflats.
All lights are provided for use during the workshop. Triggers will be provided/shared and are available for Nikon and Canon cameras. If you have something other than Nikon or Canon, please bring a Godox-compatible trigger for your camera.
(If you have specific dietary requirements or requests, please let us know ahead of time and accommodations can be made.)
Snacks -Provided All Day
Coffee | Bottled Water | Canned Soda
Donuts | Muffins | Fresh Fruit | Yogurt | Granola Bars | Cookies | Bags of Chips
Lunch – 1pm
Coffee | Bottled Water | Soda
Sub Sandwiches | Veggie Tray | Fruit Tray | Brownies
Dinner (for Pt. 2 Workshop Clients only) – 5:40pm
Bottled Water | Soda | Wine
Pizza | Breadsticks | Pasta | Salad | Chocolate Cake